Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Wondrous Words Wednesday

Wondrous Words Wednesday is a weekly meme where we share new (to us) words that we’ve encountered in our reading and is hosted by Bermuda Onion. 

  1. sedilia - "Triple sedilia and leaf capitals lined the towering walls." Plural noun - a group of seats for clergy in the south chancel wall of a church, usually three in number and often canopied and decorated.
  2. bailey - "Across the bailey, on the upper story of the far rectangular keep, through a set of windows apparently opened to the evening, he saw a woman." Noun - the outer wall of a castle.
  3. papped - "Jake is the only son and heir of Lord Joseph Timberland and he's been papped with some of society's hottest models." Verb - take a photograph of (a celebrity) without permission.


  1. Those are all new to me. I suppose papped come from papparazzi. Thanks for playing along!

  2. They are great new words, thanks! for sharing.

  3. I've never heard papped before. I'm going to have to pay attention.

  4. I think like Bermudaonion :papped and paparazzi seem very closed..

  5. I think I've heard bailey and papped before, but forgotten them. I don't like papped actually, but think it's come from papparazzi as others have suggested. Actually papparazzi is another concept I don't like either.


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